Florence Putterman

Florence Putterman

Selingsgrove, PA
Garden of Eden Series, Etching with Water and Color Monotype
13 x 25

A Monotype image can only be printed once. The process of monoprinting I use combines a watercolor and an etching plate. With each print a watercolor on Mylar must be repainted before reprinting. Once a monoprint has been printed and the Mylar removed from the press, the etching plate is placed on the press. For the etching plate, I select a drawing, transfer it to a copper plate, etch in Ferric Chloride and proof to insure proper qualities. The preprinted monoprint is registered on top of the etching plate and passed through the press. An outstanding aspect using this watercolor monotype techniques is that you can take sheets of rolled-up Mylar with you on trips and paint on location. The paintings can dry and be printed at a later time. Once dry they can be enriched with more paint, with watercolor pencils on either the Mylar or the final printed impression.